Parker Roberson and his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau started a team
in Charity Miles to raise funds and awareness for their favorite organizations.
Their fraternities’ mission is to “Champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning,
ethical leadership and exemplary character.”
The Phi Kappa Tau colony at Appalachian State University is dedicated
to improving the university community while also working to improve the lives
of people internationally. Phi Kappa Tau believes in leading the effort to help
those in need.
Their chapter is comprised of a wide variety of leaders and
scholars.The President is the Student Brand Manager for Red
Bull North America. Another brother, Lukas Warren, is a Student Ambassador for Appalachian
State University. Lukas provides tours for the incoming students and acts as a
intermediary between the Chancellor and the students.
The chapter is also made of athletes and volunteers. Five brothers
play on the club soccer team and one just became Captain (Tommy Labriola). Nine
members volunteered this summer in Appalcore. A program that assists first year
students on move in day. Each brother that participated accumulated just under
25 hours of service. Last but not leas,t a brother, William Bayless led their
Relay for Life Team. Last yea,r they raised funds through the walk for cancer
research. They also won best tailgate for the first home football game. Yhey used the opportunity to bring awareness to ovarian cancer.
Most recently they adopted a street in downtown Boone, NC. As a
group they will maintain the street to preserve the beauty of the small town
surrounding their university. In the near future they will be volunteering at a
blood drive hosted on campus, assisting students and employers at two career
fairs, and hosting smaller events to raise money for the SeriousFun Children’s
They started using Charity Miles because they wanted to help people in places they could not reach. Brothers use
the app when walking around campus and working out. They plan to share their experience with other clubs and organizations at AppState. In hopes to create a campus wide movement. You can join their team PKTAppState.